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Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries. The conservative-majority court is due to hear arguments in April and issue a ruling by the end of June on whether the policy violates federal immigration law or the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on religious discrimination. Trump’s policy, announced in September, blocks entry into the United States of most people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, SyriaRead More


Supreme Court to take up Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The justices plan to hear arguments in April and issue a final ruling by late June. The action follows last month’s ruling by the federal appeals court in San Francisco that struck down the travel ban. The federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, also is considering a challenge to the ban. Last month, the high court said theRead More


Turkey warns citizens against travel to U.S. in tit-for…

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States, saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel, the latest tit-for-tat volley in a diplomatic feud between the NATO allies. The comments from the Turkish Foreign Ministry come after the U.S. Department of State this week warned U.S. citizens planning to visit Turkey to reconsider due to “terrorism and arbitrary detentions”. Ties between Washington and Ankara, the biggest Muslim country in NATO and a major U.S.Read More


U.S. Issues Highest Travel Warning for Five Mexican Sta…

U.S. Issues Highest Travel Warning for Five Mexican States | Time The U.S. Has Issued Its Highest ‘Do Not Travel’ Warning for Five Mexican States Search Source link قالب وردپرس


U.S. travel warning puts five Mexican states on par wit…

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Rampant crime and gang activity in Mexico prompted the U.S. State Department on Wednesday to issue a stringent travel advisory, warning tourists to completely avoid five Mexican states, an advisory level often reserved for nations at war. The State Department’s highest “do not travel” advisory places the states of Colima, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas and Guerrero at the same warning level as war-ravaged Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. The advisory delivered a stark reminder of the formerly ritzy seaside resort city Acapulco fall from grace. Once a glamorousRead More


US slaps highest-level ‘do not travel’ warning on five …

Bodies lie beside a road after a shooting in Mexico’s Sinaloa state this past June.  (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File) The State Department unveiled a revamped travel warning system Wednesday, giving five Mexican states the sternest “do not travel” advisory alongside war-torn nations like Syria, Yemen and Somalia. All five states — Tamaulipas on the U.S. border and Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero on the Pacific coast — are hotspots of drug cartel activity, either hosting trafficking routes or extensive drug-crop cultivation. The new warning system designates the states as aRead More


Israel travel ban includes Nobel-winning U.S. Quaker gr…

Paul Goldman and Rachel Elbaum and Lawahez Jabari TEL AVIV, Israel — An American Quaker group that won a Nobel Peace Prize for its support of Holocaust refugees has vowed to press ahead with its work on behalf of Palestinian rights after Israel said its staff members may be denied entry to the country. The group, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), is among 20 organizations whose employees could be barred from entering Israel over their support for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS). Over the weekend, Israel publishedRead More


Fierce storm snarls travel, knocks out power in U.S. No…

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A powerful blizzard battered the Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a long cold snap that has gripped much of the United States for more than a week and killed more than a dozen people. Thousands of flights were canceled, snow plows and salt trucks rumbled along roads and highways, and New York City’s two main airports halted flights due to whiteout conditions. Commuters who braved the storm in the morning worried that they could beRead More


‘Bomb cyclone’ brings travel chaos and deaths to US nor…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Commuters in Brooklyn, New York City on Thursday morning A winter storm has caused travel chaos on the US north-east and is being blamed for up to 17 deaths. More than 3,300 US flights were cancelled on Thursday as snow blanketed parts of New York and New England, as well as eastern Canada. Boston could get up to 18in (45cm) of snow, while New York City is bracing for up 1ft, say forecasters. The storm, known as a “bomb cyclone”, is expected to continueRead More


2017 ‘safest year’ for air travel as fatalities fall

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A commercial jet prepares for landing 2017 was the safest year in history for commercial airlines, according to industry research. There were no passenger jets crashes anywhere in the world, separate reports by Dutch consultancy To70 and The Aviation Safety Network found. This was despite more flights being made than ever before. But To70 warned that despite high safety levels on passenger planes, the “extraordinarily” low accident rate must be seen as “good fortune”. Cargo plane crash A report by the Airline Safety NetworkRead More